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Accident: 201633062 - One Employee Killed, One Burned When Main Assembly Explodes

Accident: 201633062 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 07/22/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30555739907/22/20021731Mccoy Electric Co Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30555741507/22/20023823Fouch Electric Manufacturing Co Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30555738107/22/20022041Cereal Food Processors Inc
On July 22, 2002, Employee #1, a electrical estimator, was taken by Employee #2, a licensed electrician, to a flour mill to measure an electrical main busbar assembly in preparation for replacing a main circuit breaker. The two workers removed the front panel from the circuit breaker. The estimator then took a wooden ruler and was beginning to measure the assembly when an explosion occurred at the base of the circuit breaker. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 was hospitalized with serious burns.
Keywords: explosion, burn, electrician, busbar, electrical cabinet, electrical fault, construction, electrical work, circuit breaker
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305557399 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 305557415 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 305557381 Occupation not reported

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